Sociology (California State University - Long Beach)
The undergraduate sociology program at California State University, Long Beach grants students a Bachelor of Arts degree in the subject. Sociology majors study social patterns, sociological theory, and research methods. Required lower division courses include Principles of Sociology, Social Trends and Problems, Elementary Statistics, and Introduction to Research Methods.
The required upper division courses account for 42 credit hours, with the degree requiring a total of 120 hours. Students must complete courses in categories such as Global Perspectives and Social Inequality and Social Change. The degree plan for the degree, if followed, allows students to graduate within four years with the degree.
Some of the upper division courses students may enroll in include Poverty and Public Policy, Sociology of Sexuality and Gender, and Social Stratification. Other options include completing a capstone project concerning a specific sociological question or participation in a relevant internship to gain experience in the field and earn credit hours.
Established in 1949, California State University, Long Beach first opened its doors as the Los Angeles-Orange County State College. At the time, it enrolled just 160 students taught by 13 full-time faculty in an apartment on Anaheim Road. Through the years, the institution has gone through numerous name changes to...Read more About this school